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The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition
Tina Landau, Anne Bogart
Leonardo Padura Fuentes
Le dit du Heichû - roman médiéval
René Sieffert, Anonymous
A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Tales
Lawrence Millman
Mogens and Other Stories
Jens Peter Jacobsen, O.F. Theis
Vidas Perdidas
Nelson Algren
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 5
Edgar Allan Poe
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Vol 1
Edgar Allan Poe
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition Table Of Contents And Index Of The Five Volumes
Edgar Allan Poe

The Bad Beginning

The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket hilarious! read in 3 sittings. couldn't put it down once I started it.


Rant - Chuck Palahniuk Not too sure about this one. Even if once I started I couldn't put it down. Had trouble with the last 50 pgs. That ending is maybe a bit too weird.
Nevertheless, I think I agree with bnoir: it's an author I always like, even if I liked this book less than his other books.

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still and Cutting it Short

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still and Cutting it Short - Bohumil Hrabal Poetic and pretty fnny at the same time. I often made a fool of myself in public transports because I would just burst out laughing.
I particularly enjoyed the description of the nurse who annouces the imminent death of a relative with a huge smile on her face. Reminded me of the chief nurse of the home where my mom spent her last days.

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia - James Ellroy good read, though it took me ages to finish it (3-4 weeks), because of the language first, I don't know the 1940's slang too much, and then I didn't have too much time, what with the preparation of our play and my holiday in italy, where I did not have much time to read.
It is pretty gruesome though, don't advise to read it before going to sleep.

On Beauty

On Beauty - Zadie Smith an ok read but didn't sweep me off my feet. strange that it was short-listed for the booker prize. I think I enjoyed the last part more, the race issues were interesting, especially for a mixed blood like me. Though I consider myself european, I was raised by an african mother, and then sometimes there are these people that try very gently to teach me how to cross a street, because I have just fallen from the tree.
And the end was a bit of an anti climax.
I will put the book on bookmooch but let me know if you are interested.

Prozac Nation

Prozac Nation - Elizabeth Wurtzel true, it was interesting, but I guess mainly because I have suffered from depression and could empathize with some feelings and she does have good images sometimes.
But did she really need 300 pgs? Sometimes I would think: come on, give her the damn pills so she can stop whining!
So I can understand why people who have not been through this might find this book unbearable.
Actually the parts I enjoyed the most were the epilogue and the afterwords. So not much chance I´ll read anything else from her.

As Horas

As Horas - Michael Cunningham estou um pouco ambivalente em relação a este livro. Houve momentos que adorei, e às vezes sentia demais que era um exercício de estilo.

A Casa de Bonecas

A Casa de Bonecas - Ana Barradas, Katherine Mansfield alguns contos muito bons, outros menos ( não gostei muito de "revelações"- será por ser uma tradução?)

Crimes Exemplares

Crimes Exemplares - Max Aub Confissões de assassinos recolhidas ao longo de vinte anos em prisões do méxico, frança e alemanha.
Pessoas que matam por coisas aparentemente mínimas, e o pior é que ás vezes conseguimos entendê-las.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri Amy Tan says on the back cover that once you finish reading this book you feel like going around telling people to read it. I was still reading it and already i was asking one of my colleagues if he wanted it when I was finished.

That Was Then, This is Now

That Was Then, This is Now - S.E. Hinton All the time I wondered about the ending, because I had read several comments and even the author said that hollywood didn't have the guts to keep the ending.
And it did chill me.

O Doente Molière

O Doente Molière - Rubem Fonseca interessante, apesar de não ser um dos meus favoritos do rubem fonseca.
ainda aprendi umas coisitas sobre molière, apesar de o ter estudado no liceu.

A czarina negra seguida de Agua de juventa

A czarina negra seguida de Agua de juventa - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch brrrr....
nunca consegui ler a Vénus das peles por me fazer impressão, mas este... a crueldade até me deu vómitos.
mas lá que está bem escrito, está.

O Canto da Sereia- um noir baiano

O Canto da Sereia- um noir baiano - Nelson Motta enfim, lê-se, entretem, mas não me entusiasmou. E depois as notas de rodapé já me estavam a irritar, que às vezes assume que o leitor português não só é ignorante como estúpido: então não se percebe logo que "rolar sexo" é "haver sexo"?!

Déjà Dead

Déjà Dead - Kathy Reichs I was curious because of the tv show, and this is definetly much better than the show ( but then, I don't like the show)
The main character is much more interesting, much more human: middle-aged, divorced, recovering alcoholic and she actually has interests besides work. ( maybe i don't like the tv character because she is so stereotyped, and being a science woman myself I dislike this stereotype of brainy women- not that there aren't such scientists).
Not to read before sleep, it is particularly gruesome.

O teatro do Corpo Manifesto: teatro físico

O teatro do Corpo Manifesto: teatro físico - Lucia Romano ainda bem que só temos de ler 3 capítulos para a aula de interpretação. É tão conceptual que se torna difícil de seguir, mas de repente uma ou outra frase faz todo o sentido depois de tr tido a experiência prática.